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Presidents Weekly Radio Address

News/Business. The president discusses current issues.

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America 5, Comcast 3, At&t 3, Alaska 3, Fcc 2, Eleanor Roosevelt 2, Us 2, Walden 1, Maile 1, Mrs. Roosevelt 1, Dr. Kovacs 1, Kennedy 1, Mr. Cicconi 1, Science Fair 1, Mexico 1, North Africa 1, Washington 1, United States 1, Rcm 1, Voip 1,
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  CSPAN    Presidents Weekly Radio Address    News/Business. The  
   president discusses current issues.  

    March 12, 2011
    6:15 - 6:30pm EST  

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>> without objection, each of the items have been reviewed by the majority. they will be entered into the record. >> it has been said that there is not any reason for the fcc to have developed these rules of the road and that we're operating in theory. that is not correct. i do not think that can stand on the record. the open internet order was a reaction to specific abuses. it was designed to prevent. -- it was designed to prevent future problems. this is fact. this is not something we made up. voip.e broughlocked
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a $15,000 payment was decreed. in 2007, comcast denied and then admitted after an fcc complaint was filed that it blocked peer to peer traffic. it changed its practices. the fcc directed comcast to disclose its network management processes. in 2008, a study was released fighting significant blocking in the united states. in 2009, rcm entered into a class action settlement agreement where it acknowledged it had blocked worked slowed down apps. in 2009, at&t blocked access of
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voip applications on a 3g network. we're not operating in the ether. neither is the fcc. it is important to set those down for the record. i would also like to make an observation. i want to thank the chairman for having this legislative hearing. what i have heard today is that consumers believe we should not be proceeding with the cra and that there is a very important set of standards from the fcc that should be put in place. we heard from one of the most influential persons in our country named by "time," that this is not menacing.
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it is helpful and important. that is from miss chase. dr. kovacs, your the only one here that i do not really get. mr. cicconi, i appreciate the fact that you would come and accept our invitation and say what you have said and stand where you are standing. i have had policy disagreements with at&t. we see where comcast, at&t, small businesses, and consumer organizations, and economists are weighing in and saying that the rules are not menacing. what is missing is the -- what is menacing is the cra. i am glad we have had this hearing. it has cast a brighter light on what the committee is
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considering doing following the legislative hearing. i am grateful to all of you even if i do not entirely understand your views or increase them. that is what makes for a great hearing. right there. almost on the money. i have used my time. >> we are in the middle of a vote right now. we will recess now and resume the hearing immediately thereafter. some of you may have to depart. i understand that. our committee members will probably submit questions for the record for those of you who have to leave. for those who do not, we will reconvene. after we're done with the final round of questions, we will recess briefly and then go right into the marked up.
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i would welcome all of you to stick around to can. with that, the committee stands in recess. [gavel pounds] [indistinct conversations] >> the subcommittee later voted 15-8 to pass the resolution discussed during the hearing. the measure disapproves of the fcc net neutrality ruling. the resolution must pass both houses of congress and be approved by president obama to overturn the fcc regulations. you can hear more from congressman walden on this matter later today on "the communicators."
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in his weekly radio and internet address, president obama recognizes women's history month by talking about the need for quality -- equality and opportunity for women. he urges passage of legislation that will stop pay disparities between men and women in the workplace. he is followed by the republican address with senate energy and natural resources ranking member. she discusses rising energy costs and the need for energy alternatives to reduce demand. >> march is women's history month. it is a time to celebrate the progress women have made. we also sold. the women throughout history who made the progress possible. one of inspiring american who comes to mind is eleanor roosevelt. in 1961, the former first lady was unhappy about the lack of women in government. she marched up to president kennedy and handed him a three-
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page list of women qualified for top posts in his administration. this led the president to select mrs. roosevelt as the head of a new commission to look at the status of women in america. she passed away before the commission could finish its work. the report they released spurred action across the country. it helped galvanize a movement led by women that would help make our society a more equal place. it has been almost 50 years since the roosevelt commission published its findings. there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed. that is why last week here at the white house, we released a new comprehensive report on the status of women in the spirit of the one released half a century ago. there is a lot of positive news about the strides we've made. women have caught up with men in seeking higher education. women today are more likely than men to attend and graduate from
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college. there are also reminders of how much work remains to be done. women are still more likely to live in poverty in this country in education, there are areas like mathematics and engineering where women are vastly outnumbered by maile counterparts. this is troubling because we know to compete around the world, we need to harness the talents of all our people. today, women still earn on average only about 75 cents for every $1 a man earns. that is a huge discrepancy. when folks across the country are struggling to make ends meet and many families are just trying to get by on one paycheck after a job loss, it is a reminder that achieving equal pay for equal work is not just a women's issue. it is a family issue. in one of my first acts as president, the loss of the women who have been discriminated against in their salaries could have their day in court to make
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it right. there are steps we should take to prevent that from happening in the first place. that is why i was disappointed when an important bill to give women more power to stop pay disparities was blocked by just two votes in the senate. i will keep up the fight to pass the reforms in the bill. achieving equality and opportunity for women is not just important to me as president. it is something i care about deeply as the father of two daughters who wants to see his daughters grow up in a world where there are no limits to what they can achieve. as i travelled across the country visiting schools and teaching young people, i have seen so many girls passionate about science and other subjects that were traditionally not open to them. we even held a science fair at the white house. i met a young woman who was only 16 years old. she was actually working on a treatment for cancer. she never thought that science was not for her. she never thought that girls could not do that. she was just interested in
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solving a problem. because someone was interested in giving her a chance, she has the potential to improve lives. that tells me how far we have come. it also tells me we have to work even harder to close the gaps that still exist and uphold the simple american idea that we're all equal and deserving of the chance to pursue our own version of happiness. that is what eleanor roosevelt was striving for half a century ago. that is why this report matters today. that is why on behalf of all of our daughters and sons, we have to keep making progress in the years ahead. thank you for listening. >> this is the senator for alaska and lead republican on the natural energy resources committee. our hearts and prayers are with the people of japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. in alaska, the memory of the devastating 1964 earthquake are still with us. we know we're just beginning to
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comprehend the magnitude of the earthquake and its devastation. we share and support the president's commitment to bring america's resources to bear to help japan recover. we commend the actions he has taken so far. this tragedy as well as the upheaval in the middle east and north africa served as stark reminders of how intertwined our world economy is. world events beyond our control can affect all of us. it makes it all the more important that we control the things we can. i want to speak with you about one of the threats we are experiencing personally. that is rising energy prices. i want to share some of the steps republicans are ready to take right now. the steps will protect america from international conflicts, create thousands of new jobs, reduce our budget deficit, and help bring energy prices back down to earth. nationwide, gasoline prices have risen by 40 cents over the last month. they have more than doubled
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since january of 2009. a gallon of gas is heading north of $4. that is not just pain at the pump. it is crippling for anyone with bills to pay, groceries to buy, or a long commute. when gasoline prices go up, families and businesses are stretched thin. budgets are harder to balance. jobs are destroyed. if energy prices keep climbing, our nation could slip back into recession just as we are finally emerging from the last one. the worst part of this emerging crisis is that our own government deserves much of the blame. international events have pushed prices higher. our own shortsightedness and restrictions apply the critical role. some in washington believe that higher oil and gas prices are needed to make americans behave the way they think they should. higher energy prices are their
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goal. they do not realize or care about the damage to the economy, the pain to a mother as she fills up her car, or a farmer as he tries to bring in the harvest. american now imports 11 million barrels of oil every day. last year, we spent more than $330 billion on foreign oil. much of it was in countries that are not our friends. we do not import oil because our domestic reserves are exhausted. not even close. since 1919, people have claimed that america is running out of oil. it might surprise you that we are still the world's third largest oil producer. we seem to find more whenever we actually look. republicans know that it is passed the time to produce more of america's oil. my home state of alaska alone has estimated resources in excess of 65 years' worth of persian gulf imports. republicans would stop the
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defacto moratorium on new development in the gulf of mexico and parts of the rocky mountain west. instead of canceling leases and refusing to issue permits, we need to put people back to work. it is time to put away the bad ideas. democrats repeatedly sought to increase taxes was slowing the permitting process. that will not solve any problems. it will mean less production, more imports, and higher prices. to boost production, we need to cut intake and streamline regulations. supply and demand affect oil prices. that is why republicans support new production and alternatives to reduce consumption. we are also thinking about what comes next. we are committed to making progress on cleaner energy. that is not our only goal. we also want energy to be affordable, abundant, diverse, and domestic. and domestic.